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New gTLD Program Update July 2013. 2 Applications received Initial Evaluation Rights protection mechanisms Agenda 2.

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1 New gTLD Program Update July 2013

2 2 Applications received Initial Evaluation Rights protection mechanisms Agenda 2

3 3 Applications Received Total current number of applications: 1837 Community based: 82 Internationalized domain names: 111 3

4 4 Application Subsets 4 IDNs Geographic Community

5 5 Applications per Region 5 17 Africa 303 Asia Pacific 671 Europe 24 South America 902 North America

6 6 Evaluation Categories and Firms String similarity: Interconnect Communications (w/ UCL), Interisle DNS stability: Interisle Geographical names: The Economist Intelligence Unit, Interconnect Comms. (w/ UCL) Technical/Operational and Financial Panels: Ernst & Young, JAS Advisors, KPMG Community priority evaluation: The Economist Intelligence Unit, Interconnect Comms. (w/ UCL) Registry Services: ICANNs GNSO community 6

7 Initial Evaluation Update 7 Panel Pre-CQ Eval Pending CQ Response Post-CQ Eval Prelim Panel Results IE Results Published Background Screening String Similarity DNS Stability Geographic Names Financial Technical & Operational Registry Services

8 8 Grounds for Objection String Confusion Legal Rights Limited Public interest Community Objection More than 270 objections were filed prior to 13 March deadline.

9 9 9 Rights Protection Mechanisms Trademark Clearinghouse Uniform Rapid Suspension Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedures

10 10 Whats Next for New gTLDs? Contracting and Pre-Delegation Testing Delegation into the Root Server

11 11 June 2013July 2013Aug 2013Sep 2013May 2013Apr 2013Oct 2013Nov 2013 New gTLD Program Timeline CQs IE Results Published Contracting TMCH Sunrise/Claims System Operational Extended Eval String Contention Resolution URS Operational EBERO Operational Pre-Delegation Testing Registry Agreement Published for Public Comment Pre-Delegation Beta Testing Board to Address GAC Advice Registry Agreement Finalized

12 Thank You


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